Els Dietvorst is an award-winning Belgian film director, screenwriter, and producer. She is best known for her innovative and award-winning feature films, which focus on themes of social activism and gender.
Dietvorst studied film at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, where she graduated with distinction in 2006. She then went on to study at the London International Film School, graduating in 2009. She has since directed numerous short films, music videos, and television commercials.
Dietvorst's first feature film, 'The Verdict', was released in 2012. The film follows the story of a female lawyer who must take on a case to defend a client accused of a crime he did not commit. The film went on to be a major critical success, garnering several awards at film festivals around the world.
In 2014, Dietvorst released her second feature film, 'The Invader'. The film tells the story of an African refugee living in Belgium who is struggling to find his place in society. The film was praised for its sensitive portrayal of the refugee experience and earned Dietvorst the prestigious Magritte Award for Best Film.
Dietvorst's third feature film, 'The Day My Father Became a Bush', was released in 2019. The film follows a family of African refugees living in Belgium and their struggles to adjust to life in a new country. The film was a major success, earning Dietvorst the Magritte Award for Best Director.
Dietvorst is known for her innovative and bold filmmaking style, which often focuses on themes of social activism and gender. Her films have been praised for their thought-provoking narratives and sensitive portrayals of complex social issues. She continues to make daring and innovative films that challenge traditional cinematic conventions.